Night Shift is a strange platform/puzzle combo of a game.
Thriving Toy Company seeks energetic employee to operate unconventional machine. Generous rewards in store for you... if you can meet the challenge!
Master the BEAST to crank out action figures from Star Wars(r), Indiana Jones(r) and your favourite LucasArts games. You must meet your quota each night.
IF YOU FAIL, YOU'RE FIRED!
Make your quota! Get a raise! Get a bonus! Get a bigger quota!
Fend off nasty lawyers and furry pests.
Make it all the way from the assembly line to the mansion on the hill!
(from the back of the box)
Gameplay is divided into 6 different kinds of shifts, each with its own assignments (provide power, use wrench to tighten bolts, etc.) You will use tools throughout the game, and will be awarded with bonus items (hourglass for extra time, cash bonus for extra points).
Ride the Bicycle by using your Hand from the toolbox. You'll automatically jump on. Then alternate
moving left and right in a steady rhythm.
Ride the Bicycle at the beginning of each shift until the lights flash very quickly.
April 11, 2018 Subject:
In the pre-gamefaq era there were actual manuals that came with the game and explained everything. Sometimes even an entire walkthrough of the first sections of the game were included in the manual. Or some story.
It would be awesome if archive.org would be able to have scanned original manuals or the games.
That said, this game was hard even by the standards from back then. There's simply not enough time to be multitasking and platforming around the machine (I think in the manual the machine was called the B.E.A.S.T. or something like this).
I'm giving it 4 stars for the original concept and the Lucasfilm references, but honestly the game is way too hard to be really enjoyable.
July 19, 2015 Subject:
Played this as a kid.
I have no idea how anyone from the pre-gamefaqs era was expected to get past level one.
^^ Use the Numpad: 5 will use your item, 1 and 3 will kick.
January 29, 2015 Subject:
Must controls seem to work, and I can cycle through items in the toolbox, but I can not find the right key for using a selected item (without which game is unplayable).